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Board to hear former inmate’s demand for $5.7 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Claims Board is schedled to hear a former prison inmate’s demand for nearly $6 million in compensation.

Derrick Sanders, now 48, was sentenced to life in prison in 1993 in connection with a homicide in 1992 in Milwaukee.

Sanders insisted he wasn’t at the scene. A circuit judge tossed out his conviction in August 2018. Prosecutors dropped the charges that September after one of Sanders’ fellow defendants said he committed the homicide alone.

Sanders maintains that he was wrongfully convicted and has filed a claim with the state seeking $5.7 million. Such claims are usually a precursor to a lawsuit.

The board is set to consider Sanders’ claim during a hearing Thursday afternoon.

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